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Ask Your Doctor if “An Increased Risk of Death” is Right For You”

Seroquel XR® ? Now that’s Depressing!

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By Joe Bodolai © 2010, All rights reserved
An Increased Risk of Death?

The pharmaceutical industry loves side effects because they create needs for more drugs to treat side effects. The new commercial for a supposed anti-depressant drug called “Seroquel XR” leads off its litany of side effects disclaimer with “some safety information you should be aware of.”  Like “Seroquel may cause an increased risk of death.” If I wanted an “increased risk of death” there are other equally wise risk-enhancing choices, like sharing a needle and having unprotected sex with chimpanzees while mainlining heroin with drunk Ice Road Truckers in an Iraqi minefield while juggling live chainsaws with Jeffrey Dahmer on a PCP run while you’re slowly sipping on Gin and Clorox and jumping into a shark tank while having your period or suffering a bleeding head wound. Who knows, they might provide the same amount of relief from…what is it this is supposed to be taken for?

And Now For Something Completely Different

Drugs have side effects and I’m just glad that I can relate to the guys in this remarkable Norwegian story of courage, recovery, and relief:

Damn, I’ll just have to ask my white coated drug dealer if Seroquel is right for me or more right for him.

  1. Anonymous
    January 3, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I was recently froced drugged for no good reason, other than, civil liberties dont apply to me and freedom of speech is not what it used to be, or was it ever? I was placed on a number of drugs including seroquel, this was a year ago, would it bet he same drug or same side effects? I often feel weaker mentally and physically even though I am now off drugs and left with no diagnoses recorded, could the initial use of this drug cause death?

  2. D.
    May 9, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Initial use is where you’d find the death, yes. But for now, you still have a choice of whether or not to fill a prescription. Don’t fill them, just toss the paper in the trash.

    Doctors are always willing to experiment with someone else’s body. They say “it’s the doseage not the drug”. My ass. Stay off drugs, stay away from doctors and start snooping around online for alternatives. Taking care of yourself is viewed as *not an option* these days and I don’t really understand that. What did the pioneers of this country do before there was a doc in the box on every corner? Do you know that Lewis and Clark made a 3,000+ mile voyage across this great land and lost only 1 crew member? And he died of something that would have killed him even if he were in the “best hospital” money can buy today. They carried with them an arsenal of herbs, some good some not, but they managed.

    And then there’s the cancer debacle:

    “Let’s be completely clear about the allopathic/scientific solution to cancer – it is to mainline inject chemical poisons into the bloodstream of a human being with the intent of killing both healthy and cancerous cells, while at the same time exposing these same human beings to dangerous and deadly levels of radiation, and could include the surgical amputation of body parts. This is known as junk science. It is so archaic, and so medieval, that I think leeching and bleeding might just be a better method of ‘curing’. That anyone survives this treatment is a testament to the durability of the human organism, not the viability of this system of treatment.” – Anonymous M.D.

    More of something is not always better.

  3. C
    May 13, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Although I was really interest on what you had to say about this drug, I got really disgusted by your Haitian comment! I had to stop reading & tell you right away that was Low & super ignorant! What are aids & chimpanzees have to do with Haitians? What did Haitians do to you? Don’t believe everything you hear… The only reason why there is a high rate of aids in Haiti is because it’s a poor country. Poor not by choice, because it was stripped out of it’s richness, suck dry by the Spanish, French & American. And if it wasn’t for the Haitian revolution (the only slave country to fight for it’s freedom & won) there wouldn’t be an america with 50 states! Chimps don’t exist in Hispaniola they are in Africa and probably you’ll see one when you look at your racist self in the mirror! Please do yourself and humanity a favor just erase the word Haitian in your post! Hopefully one day you won’t catch aids or have a family member get a blood transfusion that was contaminated… Then you’ll realize we are all on the same boat called planet earth and whether your Haitian, a chimp or whatever you think you are we all eventually die of something! no one is eternal!!
    A proud Haitian

    • joebodolai@mac.com
      May 13, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      You are absolutely right. I apologize and will amend the item. I was writing in a stream of consciousness chain of things that suggest risk. I meant to do it as a quick run of things and not ascribing blame or cause. Thanks for your passion. By the way, I’ve been raising money to help ongoing relief in Haiti so that was an even bigger lapse in judgement for letting that slip in.
      Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

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